09 Jan Seth and How Trust Changes Everything
The inner natural leanings of all consciousness within the realms of your being now yearn for constructive change, clearer vision, to experience again their inherent sense of corporal spirituality, physical and psychic grace. They want to sense again the effortless motion that is their birthright.
—Seth, Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment, Volume Two, Session 941
In Jane Roberts’ wonderful novel, Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time, Seven and a rather motley group of his twentieth century aspects come together in a very odd set of circumstances. From Oversoul Seven’s broader perspective, he realizes that underlying the surface events they are all involved in is the real drama, and it’s about something called the Codicils. It becomes Seven’s task to figure out what the Codicils are and why they’re so important, and then to secure them in time and space for future generations.
Oversoul Seven ends up fast-forwarding through time to the twenty-fifth century where yet another of his personalities resides. This person, called Monarch, is the head of an archeological dig at which the Codicils were discovered some 200 years previously, and which had altered civilization as it was then known.
In honor of the Codicils and their tremendous impact on humanity, Monarch built a replica of a house from the nineteenth century where the Codicils were first penned—and this replicated house became a world museum which held the Codicils, and it was called the Museum of Time.
It’s a wonderful story full of learning for all of us. But, for me, the most intriguing part is how Monarch’s twenty-fifth century world functions. Paranoia has not been felt for decades. Crime is unknown to the people. Indeed, at one point Monarch thinks to himself that no thievery has been committed in his lifetime. He goes on to remember all social diseases have been eliminated for over a century. Monarch says the causes of such things have been done away with almost naturally, as humankind taught itself about its own potentials and abilities and came to trust them.
Certainly we Seth readers are on that journey. We started it with our first Seth book and we’ve come a long way. But Monarch’s world is one where the safe universe concept is a given, where it’s practiced, not just accepted in theory; where a complete trust in everything important is the mode of the day, such as trust in All That Is, trust in their inner selves, trust in themselves, trust in the nature of reality. The people of Monarch’s world could not have created lives free of fear without trust, which actually is what gives the safe universe concept life and reality.
Several years ago, I remember reading a line of Seth’s where he says, “As you think of it, consciousness is barely—barely—half developed.”And I wondered, would he have said that to Monarch? Monarch saw himself not as a human consciousness in linear time, but as a nonphysical consciousness using linear time for his own purposes. And it was his focus on that significant difference that allowed him to live a safe universe—without disease, without fear, with clarity, with absolute trust. And it will us too.
Seeking Beyond Old Perceptions
How far along the road to unconditional trust and our own personal safe universes are we? Certainly the basic but intricate fabric of our individual lives has changed radically over the years, thanks to the Seth material. But where, truly, are we?
Are we experiencing the level of trust we know is possible? Trust that automatically leads to positive outcomes? Or, are we still butting heads with beliefs and actions that limit the fulfillment of our lives, because we don’t really trust enough to engender serious change? And if we are, why?
I had limited my trust and, therefore, my development and safety, by how I viewed what I read in the Seth material, the lens or filter I ran the material through and worked within. I’d had a complete reorientation of thinking because of the Seth material, a complete reorientation of my life. But now I needed to reorient further in order to trust more and be safe. Did I need to ask different questions to get answers that would take me beyond where I was in my thinking? You bet.
So, I went back into the Seth material on another journey, basically looking for what I had not seen before—that is, information that could expand my thinking, giving me another path to explore as I grappled with my dual physical and nonphysical stance in existence. I wasn’t looking for new information per se, because I’d read and studied everything Seth has said in his books countless times. But I was looking for a broadening in my perspective that would allow me to understand and, therefore, trust at a new level.
And I did find that new perspective. Not quickly, and not immediately obvious to me, but there nonetheless. In time, I fully saw what I’d been doing and how it had very much impacted my ability to unequivocally trust myself, to trust my inner self, to trust the nature of reality. And that new perspective is what I will lay out for you in this book.
Excerpted from Living a Safe Universe, by Lynda Madden Dahl. Lynda is the award-winning author of six Seth/Jane Roberts-based books. She is co-founder of Seth Network International, the global meeting place for Seth readers; published a quarterly magazine, Reality Change: The Global Seth Journal, for seven years; has produced numerous Seth conferences and been a speaker at many others. You are invited to become her friend on Facebook and on Twitter, and follow her at Lynda’s Seth Talk Blog.